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 Mo’ly.Mo’miers (French, men of mummery). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mome (French),
 
says Cotgrave, is a Momus, find-fault, carping fellow. So called from Momus, the god of raillery.   1
       
“Or cessent donques les momes,
De mordre les escrits miens.”
       
J. du Bellay: A.P. de Ronsard.
 


 Mo’ly.Mo’miers (French, men of mummery). 

 
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